Mortgage Rates May Have Hit Bottom

About two weeks ago we published a Newsfeed post about mortgage interest rates nearing the bottom — meaning the only place they can go is up.  While the rates are still at historical lows, waiting to make that building decision for several months could result in a higher interest rate, which lessens your buying power. …


Daily Show: the modern kitchen at Northwest Peach Farm

Yesterday we featured the baths of this custom home; today, the kitchen is the star. By Bruce D. Snider, Custom Home Online This eastern Long Island retreat, dubbed Northwest Peach Farm for the orchard that surrounds it, was designed to enhance the “rituals of everyday life,” says architect Paul Masi . And for the owners,…


Separate Peace: modern baths at Northwest Peach Farm

By Bruce D. Snider, Custom Home Online Northwest Peach Farm’s master bathroom also occupies a generous volume, and it, too, employs a simple motif to delineate functional areas without dividing the space into separate chambers. A free-standing makeup counter helps define the bathing area, its steel-framed mirror echoing the windows used throughout the house. A…


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Maximum Effect: space-efficient master baths maximize style

by John Filippelli, Kitchen & Bath Design News Good things come in small packages. These are the sentiments of several leading designers recently interviewed by KBDN who shared their insights into the best ways to create beautiful yet space-efficient bathrooms. Kori Shurley, interior designer for Shreveport, LA-based Kitchen & Bath Cottage, notes that there seems…